Children Whose Mothers Smoke During Pregnancy Are at an Increased Risk of Becoming Criminals

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Smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby’s developing brain.

Smoking in pregnancy can cause harm to the child’s developing brain that puts them at greater risk of having a long-term criminal record, claim researchers.

 

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323 Human Genes Can be Damaged by Smoking Cigarettes

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Smoking cigarettes negatively affects over 300 human genes.

It’s not exactly news that smoking cigarettes is bad for you, but this latest danger is a doozy: smoking damages your genome. The largest genetic study of smoking ever has identified over 300 genes that are negatively affected by cigarettes.

 

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Shocking Video of Smoking Toddler Shows a Disturbing Trend in Indonesia

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The smoking toddler video is sparking outrage on the web. When the clip of 2-year-old Sumatran Ardi Rizal puffing away surfaced on YouTube Wednesday, it spread to online social media like, well, fire.  (Pics and Video)

 

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Cigarette Pack Phone

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Am I gonna be able to see my sexts on there?

You may really love your Marlboro lights, but we seriously doubt that you love them enough to be willing to purchase a cigarette-box-phone (if that’s what you call it). This phone is a dual-band GSM device, has a 1.6-inch display, MP3/MP4 player, Bluetooth, FM radio, and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the side.

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Smokers Unaware Tobacco Companies Changed Design Of Cigarettes

Smokers Unaware Tobacco Companies Changed Design Of Cigarettes

Tobacco companies made changes without informing consumers 

As President Obama prepares to sign a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of the tobacco industry, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers shows that tobacco manufacturers have continually changed the ingredients and the design of their cigarettes over time, even if those changes have exceeded acceptable product variance guidelines. The result, say the researchers, is that consumers who buy the same brand of product are not made aware of how that product has been altered and what effect those alterations might have on their levels of addiction or harm.

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Pictures Reveal Shocking Effects Alcohol, Cigarettes and Caffeine Have On The Brain

Pictures Reveal Shocking Effects Alcohol, Cigarettes and Caffeine On The Brain

Caffeine is widely seen as relatively harmless – but these drastic images will make even habitual coffee drinkers rethink 

What exactly are you doing to your brain when you drink alcohol or coffee? If you think they can’t be doing much harm, the pictures after the jump may come as a shock. (Pics)

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Smoking During Pregnancy Predisposes Children To Aggression

Smoking During Pregnancy Predispose Children To Aggression

 

Women who smoke during pregnancy risk delivering aggressive kids according to a new Canada-Netherlands study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. While previous studies have shown that smoking during gestation causes low birth weight, this research shows mothers who light up during pregnancy can predispose their offspring to an additional risk: violent behaviour.

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